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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
An Undone Fairy Tale - Ian Lendler, Whitney Martin This cute, mad-lib style fairy tale tells two parallel stories, one of a princess is whose stepfather locks her up because he doesn't want to lose her pie-baking talents, and the other of Ned, the hapless artist who is trying to build/illustrate the story. Running out of time to complete the scenes, Ned starts throwing in whatever he has at hand: bananas for swords, his dog (with a snorkel and strap-on shark fin) for a sea monster, etc. The characters have to cope with these unexpected substitutions and missing pieces. Lots of humorous details and sight gags.